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Shannon Nason
Purdue University (PhD)
  1. Contingency, Necessity, and Causation in Kierkegaard's Theory of Change.Shannon Nason - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (1):141-162.
    In this paper I argue that Kierkegaard's theory of change is motivated by a robust notion of contingency. His view of contingency is sharply juxtaposed with a strong notion of absolute necessity. I show that how he understands these notions explains certain of his claims about causation. I end by suggesting a compatibilist interpretation of Kierkegaard's philosophy.
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    Opposites, Contradictories, and Mediation in Kierkegaard's Critique of Hegel.Shannon Nason - 2011 - Heythrop Journal 52 (6):24-36.
    In this paper I argue that Kierkegaard endorses Hegel's theory of mediation, the view that relative opposites are mediated. However, I show that Kierkegaard denies Hegel's thesis that there are all and only relative opposites. I develop two of his arguments against this thesis. The first is existential. This argument comes from the dramatic interplay between A, the often disagreeable aesthete of Either/Or I, and Judge William, the dutiful ethicist of Either/Or II. Judge William convincingly argues that the possibility of (...)
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    Opposites, Contradictories, and Mediation in Kierkegaard's Critique of Hegel.Shannon Nason - 2012 - Heythrop Journal 53 (1):24-36.
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